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Weekly Top Posts: 2017-03-26
2017-03-26 04:00 UTC

  1. DARPA’s Selects Two Teams for Air-Launched UAS Development
  2. U.S. Army to Evaluate Counter-Drone Gun System
  3. Warfighters Will Be Able to Press and Repair their Armor
  4. New Eyes Seeking Targets in Forests
  5. Next-Gen. Rafale F4 to Fly in 2023

Next-Gen. Rafale F4 to Fly in 2023
2017-03-23 14:53 UTC by Tamir Eshel

Addressing the growing domestic and international demand for the French fighter aircraft, Dassault and the French Defense Procurement Agency (DGA) will soon begin a six-year development phase of the next-generation Rafale F4. The French Minister of Defense, Mr. Jean-Yves Le Drian, authorized the start of development of the next generation variant of the Rafale. The aircraft will introduce new capacities empowered by the modern missile and engine technologies.

Weekly Top Posts: 2017-03-19
2017-03-19 04:00 UTC

  1. U.S. Army to Evaluate Counter-Drone Gun System
  2. The CIA’s Leaking Cyber Vault
  3. New Eyes Seeking Targets in Forests
  4. Warfighters Will Be Able to Press and Repair their Armor
  5. Dominating the New High Ground

DARPA Selects Two Teams for Air-Launched UAS Development
2017-03-17 15:48 UTC by Tamir Eshel

DARPA has recently moved to phase 2 of the Gremlins program which envisions volleys of low-cost, reusable unmanned aerial systems (UASs) that could be launched and later retrieved in mid-air. DARPA selected two teams - one led by Dynetics, the other by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), to complete preliminary designs full-scale technology demonstration systems, as well as develop and perform risk-reduction tests of individual system components.

U.S. Army to Evaluate Counter-Drone Gun System
2017-03-14 15:38 UTC by Tamir Eshel

Aware of the growing threat of bomb-laden mini drones that recently emerged in Iraq and Syria, the US Army is rushing to field countermeasures and kinetic effects designed specifically to defeat drones. DRS and Moog are cooperating with RADA to demonstrate such 'hard kill' system for testing in October.

Warfighters Will Be Able to Press and Repair their Armor
2017-03-14 14:25 UTC by Tamir Eshel

Research chemists at U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) have developed and patented a transparent thermoplastic elastomer armor to reduce weight, inherent in the most bullet-resistant glass while maintaining superior ballistic properties. The thermoplastic transparent will also be repairable using a process similar to iron pressing to remove scratches.

New Eyes Seeking Targets in Forests
2017-03-14 12:26 UTC by Tamir Eshel

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has added a foliage penetrating (FOPEN) radar to its ELM-2112 family of persistent ground surveillance radars. Unlike other sensors in the ELM-2112 family, the ELM-2112FP operates in the L-band, to enable better penetration of dense foliage. With this capability the new radar can penetrate 'few tens of meters' into dense vegetation, to detect moving targets hidden in dense shrubs, forests, and jungles, from a distance of several kilometers away.

 

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